Conatus News, My New Most Recommended Site

I was recently lucky enough to stumble ass backwards into the opportunity to write for a new progressive news outlet, Conatus News.  While generally I will toss out my writings into the internet and let anyone who wished re-publish my work, I have become particularly passionate about the mission of Conatus, and you will soon be seeing stories from me published there alone.  Conatus' mission statement is

Conatus News is an online blogging platform started by grassroots...

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How To Survive As A Liberal In A Conservative Family

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Liberal In A Conservative Family

My parents have never been happy with my choice to go to UC Berkeley.  I remember when I first told them I was ecstatic.  I was jumping out of my chair and expecting them to do the same, after all, I had friends that told me that had been their experience.  But I have a conservative family.  My mother's response upon hearing the news was to ask, "but do you really want to go there?"  I'm really not sure why I expected anything different really....

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